There is no didacticism in these pieces, just warmth and concern, laced with rich description, entertaining tales, urban and folk lore, and hilarious metaphors. Shukla’s self-confessed efforts “to make sense of a world gradually going bonkers” leave the reader, facing the same world, vastly soothed and hooting with laughter.
On the day of her second wedding, Katherine Fisher, aka ‘Catfish,’ set the date for her divorce. In precisely 18 months, she would be entitled to half of their combined assets and receive maintenance payments until her five-year-old daughter, Emma, turns 18. Just as Catfish was about to take her husband, Lindsay ‘Dogboy’ Kramer (a successful businessman and dog whisperer) to the cleaners, he goes missing.
Catfish is in a race against time to get hold of Dogboy’s assets before the police get hold of her. One question remains – is Dogboy dead or alive?
कथा पच्चीसी हिमाचल प्रदेश की एक अद्भुत झलक प्रदान करती है जो ग्रामीण प्राकृतिक परिदृश्य से परिपूर्ण है-लड़कियों की शिक्षा की समस्या, गरीबी और शोषण का उदास जीवन, पर्यावरण की बढ़ती समस्याएँ, हमारी प्रख्यात लोक संस्कृति का विवरण, भावनात्मक यात्राएँ, सभी साथ मिलकर इस राज्य तो मानवीय और जीवंत बनाते है यह एक उत्कृष्ट प्रयास है तो वरिष्ठ लेखकों की कलम के माध्यम से हम सबको हिमाचल से जोड़ता है
“I could enjoy with intense and compelling clarity each story for what it is, as it is; presenting varied shades of existence, nostalgia and memory.”—Dr Usha Bande, Shimla
Fiction Treasure Trovebrings to you a collection of thirty-one imaginative short stories sprinkled with a pinch of pragmatism.
Immerse yourself in a rip-roaring escapade of mythology, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, fable, tall tale, drama and more—an eclectic mix of ingenious stories penned by children under the age of eighteen.
Edited by Achala Moulik, The Teller of Tales is a delightful collection of stories told by Uncle Ram to his three young charges. He tells them about strange kingdoms under the sea, of enchanted forests, birds who guide, demons who wear diamonds and flowers which reveal royal secrets. These tales of good queens, wicked witches and brave journeys have a timeless appeal for children. Each story has a message of how kind thoughts and good deeds are rewarded.
Social Potpourri continues to promote new and talented authors by providing them a platform for showcasing their creativity. This is our second anthology of short stories and poems with contributions by some very fine writers in their own right.
Love in the Time of Emergency presents the tales and travails of affairs of the heart against the backdrop of twenty one months of the Emergency imposed in India in 1975, through the lives of four journalists based in New Delhi; Brijesh, Iqbal, Shanti and Mehar.
When Baby Kiriti arrived in this world, he was like a lost butterfly in a sea of white. A baby who is born and thrust into the huge sea of humanity called India, rides and steers his destiny ship, as he constantly grapples with the Clown inside him, who meanwhile brings out his own set of funny oars in these troubled waters.
Set in the city of Mumbai, In Good Faith traces the lives of Rahul, Zahi and Vivek, their loves, their hopes, fears and aspirations, as they wind their way through medical college confronting disease and death, anger and violence, joy and hope. Finding sustenance always in the undying spirit of human beings, they each finally discover their own reason to become healers.
On 06/06/06, the world’s population crossed 6.66 billion. Any further increase could only occur at the cost of other species and future generations. This triggered the Devil’s Game. From the Templars of Tomar to the Doomsday Chest in London, from the Tomb of Amir Timur to the Shadowless Pagoda of Wuhan, Siobhan and Reginalli, follow the trail of carnage left by each page of the Devil’s Prayer.
When Geeta is befriended by Anil, they develop a bond that she can’t explain. As Anil weaves his story, Geeta begins to realize that he might not be a complete stranger and that their lives are entwined closer than she could ever have imagined.
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